Medicinal Species with gastroprotective activity found in the Brazilian Cerrado.

Medicinal Species with gastroprotective activity found in the Brazilian Cerrado.

Fundam Clin Pharmacol. 2015 Mar 5;

Authors: Martins JL, Rodrigues OR, Fajemiroye JO, Galdino PM, Florentino IF, Costa EA

Abstract
Peptic and/or duodenal ulcers are characterized by diverse acute and chronic ulcerative lesions that commonly arise in any portion of the gastric mucosa that is exposed to the aggressive action of gastric acid. The pathophysiology of peptic ulcers has been attributed to an imbalance between aggressive and protective factors. In Brazil, medicinal plants are commonly used to treat this ailment. A country with great biodiversity, Brazil is considered a rich source of therapeutic products. There have been popular and pharmacological reports on the medicinal relevance of the Brazilian cerrado plant species, including Ananas ananassoides, Celtis iguanaea, Encholirium spectabile, Hymenaea stigonocarpa, Lafoensia pacari, Qualea grandiflora, Qualea parvifora, Mouriri pusa, Solanum lycocarpum, Solanum paniculatum, Serjania erecta and Vochysia tucanorum, in the treatment of stomach disorders. The aim of the present review was to report on some of the Brazilian cerrado plants that are used in folk medicine because of their gastroprotective potential and to encourage novel studies in the search and preservation of plants with this therapeutic potential. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.

PMID: 25753027 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

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